Barca count cost after Villa injury
16 December 2011, 09:52
Barcelona were on Friday counting the cost of their Club World
Cup excursion to the Far East after they lost David Villa to a broken
left leg that will keep him out for at least five months.
Villa's injury came shortly before halftime in the European champions'
4-0 semifinal rout of the Qatari outfit Al Sadd, and Barca boss Pep
Guardiola now faces the challenge of getting his men to refocus on the
The Catalans face Brazilian side Santos in the final of the
intercontinental tournament in Japan on Sunday, with midfielder Javier
Mascherano and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, Villa's replacement, also
picking up knocks.
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